Publisher description for A fire in my hands / Gary Soto.


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Few writers capture the everyday moments of life like Gary Soto. In direct and vivid poems, he draws from his own youth in California's Central Valley to portray the joys and sorrows of young people. His writing focuses on Latino characters, yet speaks to readers of all ethnicities.

Acclaimed by educators and unavailable since 1998, A Fire in My Hands has been revised and expanded in this new edition. Old and new fans of Soto's work will welcome the return of his compelling poems.

Includes an introduction and an interview with the author.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Central Valley (Calif. : Valley) -- Poetry.
Central Valley (Calif. : Valley) -- Anecdotes.
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Mexican American poets -- Anecdotes.
Mexican American youth -- Poetry.
Mexican Americans -- Anecdotes.
Soto, Gary -- Anecdotes.